CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Kesler played for Team USA at the 2006 World Championship in Latvia, notching one assist in seven games. Also played for the squad at the World Junior Championship in 2003-04, totaling six goals and four assists in 13 games. Enjoyed the best season of his five-year NHL career in 2008-09, setting career highs with 26 goals, 33 assists, 59 points and 10 power-play goals. He added two goals and two assists in 10 playoff contests as the Canucks were ousted in the Western Conference semifinals by the Chicago Blackhawks. During the 2004-05 NHL lockout, Kesler suited up for the Canucks' top farm team in Manitoba and tallied 30 goals and 27 assists in 78 games.